(*homocinematically inclined)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Monthly Wallpaper - June 2013: The Celluloid Closet

In celebration of Gay Pride month, Movie Dearest once again offers up a special calendar wallpaper for June paying tribute to some of the best in queer cinema... with a twist this year.

We're taking a peek inside The Celluloid Closet, the seminal book (by Vito Russo) and documentary (by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman) that shone a light on all the not-so-hidden gay subtext and homoeroticism in classic films from the early silent era through the Hollywood Production Code years to the modern day. From Cary Grant in a nightie to Marlene Dietrich in a tuxedo to Jack Lemmon in a dress to Jane Russell in a roomful of half-naked men, we have collected some of our favorite images from these classics, now out of the closet for us to enjoy even more.

Just click on the picture above to enlarge it to its 1024 x 768 size, then right click your mouse and select "Set as Background", and you're all set.

1 comment:

  1. June 2013 - The Celluloid Closet:

    Dickson Experimental Sound Film
    Queen Christina
    Dracula's Daughter
    Bringing Up Baby
    The Maltese Falcon
    Red River
    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
    Rebel Without a Cause
    Tea and Sympathy
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    Some Like It Hot
    The Celluloid Closet